Friday, January 28, 2011

Fresh Finds Friday: The perfect print for a little girl's room!

One of my friends is having her first baby in March, a girl, and she is having a yellow and white themed nursery. I think this print would be perfect above the white crib she has ordered.

Limited Edition 10x10 Girl in the Yellow Suit

Adorable, right? You can find it through Etsy here: kikiandpolly When I found out she was local to Portland, I emailed her right away!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday: What a refreshing blog! I love all of the little propriety quotes. My Grandmother thanks you!

"When you finish the last sizable chip in the bag, you're done. Don't go for the crumbs."

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Top 10 Design Blogs from Fox News 2010

I really enjoyed perusing this list. Hopefully you will find some new names here... Top Blogs

Monday, January 24, 2011

Can't get you out of my mind. AND I don't know where I found you!

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So cozy. :) I fell in love with my friend's beautiful grass cloth wallcovering in her living room and now I am obssessed with looking at the ways that people incorporate it into their design.

Monday Musings: The best advice.

Considering the fact that I just started this blog, THIS MONTH, this article from 6th Street Design School is muy importante!

After going to the Alt Summit in Salt Lake she had tons of advice on how to thrive in the blogger stratosphere.

Most importantly, it made me realize that I don't need to reference Lulu DK, Madeleine Weinrib or Jonathan Adler just to get catch phrases in the labels section of my posts.

That what I really want to do is focus on what truly inspires me, even if it is that same Chevron or Trellis pattern that we all know very well has been posted on everyones' blogs this year.

Thank you Kirsten Krason. :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Before and After Powder Room Perfection

 Dwellers Without Decorators {Jan 2010} has a fab. list of incredible room Before and After shots! My favorite is the small powder room re-blogged from COCOCOZY {May 2010}. I am helping my friend redo her Salon and we are thinking about doing a dramatic accent wall in a charcoal print. This Trellis pattern is so regal and I think it is versatile enough to work in a small space or as an accent on a larger wall. Perfection.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Fresh Finds Friday: I can't stop thinking about white! Seriously, though, I am obsessed. Check out this gorgeous Meredith Baer living room... The modern box-beam ceilings are amazing!

Fresh Finds Friday: Great chevron patterned pillow!

These would liven up any neutral couch, or act as a fun floor pillow for your children's playroom. (Great 18 x 18 in. size)  Obviously, I am a fan of the green color, but check out all of the other options she has in her Etsy shop! fabricjunkie1640

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Musings: Words on getting stuck in a rut...

I was talking to a colleague yesterday about how it seems that everyone's style aesthetic gets stuck in a rut after a certain time. We were remembering back to our first apartments after college and how every dining room seemed to be red, and there was a buddha in everyone's entryway. The asian style that was so popular at the end of the 90's now looks so depressing to me.

My husband and I are house hunting right now, and I am telling you I would be a very wealthy lady if I were given money every time a correctly guessed the age of the current home owner. I believe I could even tell you how long they have lived in that house.

Even my parent's house, which is lovely and decorated like an art gallery, seems to have a certain feel that comes with being in their mid-50s and having moved in when their children were almost all out of the house.

I am convinced that it is because we all get attatched to what we first find "stylish" and we get so comfortable living in that environment that we are scared to make change.

I am not saying we should all decorate our homes with trendy, cutting edge decor, but that we should continue to explore the world of design in a fresh way.

I am certainly going to try.

Here is an example of a fresh room that I covet... Hello pops of color! (Source unknown)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fresh Finds Friday: I dream of a lady like dressing room.

I would love to put together a retreat-like dressing room. I can just imagine the walls lined with this beautiful Phillip Jeffries wallpaper...

I would lounge about on my tufted grey sofa found @ Apartment Therapy

While applying luxurious lotions and purfumes at my vanity...

Found here: decor pad

Saturday, January 1, 2011


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